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We almost got taken by this fake shipping scam

We almost got taken by this fake shipping scam

Companies get excited when a big order is place and one day an order came through for $10,000 in thatch. The person then called and let us know that they needed it shipped to Purto Rico and they provided details. There were no flags yet because they paid for the product, it seemed ok. Next they said they wanted it shipped with their shipping company, I looked up their company, it had a website. They asked us to pay for the shipping and they would maked sure we receive a money order before it was shipped.

The scam was 1....

Mainlanders has been feature on the TV shows TLC moving up and extra yardage

We met the host Billy Derial and brought our supplies, which included tikis, fencing, a custom tiki bar, thatch and our workers. On both shows we helped create an amazing backyard transformation. We were also later invited to do a transformation in the show little people big world with Matt Roloff.

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Tis’ the Season for Tiki?

As the Holiday season begins, it seems that the summer time and season of tiki is coming to an end. However, with the right frame of mind, your tiki season can last all year long! While your tiki statues outside are getting some rain or snow, your decorations in your home can bring just as much excitement. Tiki can even be used to decorate your Thanksgiving tables and Christmas trees!

Miniature tiki statues are potentially one of the most exciting stocking-stuffers. Not only do they make great presents, but also they can be used as center pieces at the table...

Cutting Bamboo

Bamboo may look and feel like wood, but it is actually a member of the grass family and is grown primarily in East Asia and Southeast Asia. When dried and seasoned, cut bamboo poles are great for making fences, furniture, decorative borders and torch holders. Because bamboo splinters easily, it must be cut with care using a few simple steps.

Step 1

Measure the piece of bamboo and make a pencil line where you want to cut it.

Step 2

If making a flat cut, score the bamboo along the pencil line with the sharp knife. Use light pressure so...